Friday, May 30, 2014
Dominick Dunne at Home in Connecticut
And now we're on to Dominick Dunne's Connecticut country house, which he owned at the time of his death in 2009. The photos that you see here are screen shots of the documentary, Dominick Dunne: After the Party, which was partially shot at Dunne's house. Despite the fuzziness of some of these shots, you can see that Dunne's living room was filled with lovely fabrics and antiques. I spy La Portugaise fabric by Brunschwig & Fils on a sofa and two chairs as well as damask-covered slipper chairs in front of the fireplace. There were needlepoint pillows, antique porcelain and ceramicware, lots of pictures, lots of books, and a fireplace fender. What could be cozier?
And if any of you watched Dunne's television show, Power, Privilege, and Justice, you will recognize the living room because it was here that Dunne filmed his commentary for the show. I would say that the room's decor was fitting for a show about privilege, albeit the kind of privilege that leads to murder and mayhem. The decor might be too traditional to some, while others might find it a little too chockablock. However, the one thing that I think most of us could agree upon is that the house was comfortable, cozy, and personal.